Artist Talk: Stefan Römer
27 September 2016 – 27 September 2016, 1:00pm
611 Alexander Studio, 611 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Please join us as the 611 Alexander Studios for a free artist talk with German artist Stefan Römer.
Stefan Römer works artistically de-conceptual with ideas and signification, he uses different media and writing. His deep interest in medial politics manifests his groundedness on the societal reality. Since he initiated the art-activist group FrischmacherInnen/Freshmakers in the early 1990s, connecting institutional critique, critical urbanism, and the change from the White cube to the Ambient as a sign of neoliberal corporatization and economization, he keeps the post-panoptical diagrammatics in focus: How does technical and social change incorporate the human body and influence the image regime?
Image: (crop) Stefan Römer, Welcoming Culture, 1 of 4 photographic plates, 2015.
Born in Katzenelnbogen, West Germany, Stefan Römer lives in Berlin. He is Prof. h.c. of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, received his PhD phil. from (Humboldt University, Berlin) and his MA form (Rheinische-Friedrichs-Wilhelms University, Bonn). His work has been exhibited widely internationally, including: Green Naftaly Gallery, New York; Cologne Kunstverein; The Fotobiennale Rotterdam; Museum for Contemporary Art, Antwerp and Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv; MoCA Belgrad; Museum Göteborg; khoj-Emami Chisel, Kolkata; First Ural Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinburg, Russia; Daimler Art Collection, Berlin; IG Bildenden Kunst, Vienna; thereafter, New Delhi. Römer teaches art theory and art practice internationally at academies and universities; 2000 he received the Award for Art-critique by the Working Commitee of German Kunstvereine (AdKV); he plays regularly with his band Stan Back & The Noise Glam.